BOOK REVIEWS

Nellie Bly and Investigative Journalism for Kids: Mighty Muckrakers from the Golden Age to Today, with 21 Activities (For Kids series) Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2017-10-19 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 7 user ratings
ISBN:161374997X
LANGUAGE:English
no reviews!
Book Introduction: In the late 1800s, the daring young reporter Elizabeth Cochrane—known by the pen name Nellie Bly—faked insanity so she could be committed to a mental institution and secretly report on the awful conditions there. This and other highly publicized investigative “stunts” laid the groundwork for a new kind of journalism in the early 1900s, called “muckraking,” dedicated to exposing social, political, and economic ills in the United States. In Nellie Bly and Investigative Journalism for Kids budding reporters learn about the major figures of the muckraking era: the bold and audacious Bly, one of the most famous women in the world in her day; social reformer and photojournalist Jacob Riis; monopoly buster Ida Tarbell; antilynching crusader Ida B. Wells; and Upton Sinclair, whose classic book The Jungle created a public outcry over the dangerous and unsanitary conditions of the early meatpacking industry. Young readers will also learn about more contemporary reporters, from Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein to Amy Goodman, who have carried on the muckraking tradition, and will get excited about the ever-changing world of journalism and the power of purposeful writing. Twenty-one creative activities encourage and engage a future generation of muckrakers. Kids can make and keep a reporter’s notebook; write a letter to the editor; craft a “great ideas” box; create a Jacob Riis–style photo essay; and much more.

April 2018 New Book:

You Maybe Interested In Other Reviews:


Hot Search:

great comics for kids    kids helping animals    a folktale    marvel kids com comics    the actual material used to create a work of art    mother daughter book club books    list of books for children    holiday kids crafts    free online books for babies    free online books for kids    short kindergarten stories    adventure kid online    read the enormous crocodile online    the monkey and the crocodile summary    cool arts and crafts    childrens book shop    hourly child care    best books to buy    free online books for kids age 7    what are endangered animals for kids